Posted: Jul 22, 2011 4:47 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The deputy superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department has retired.
Marlon Defillo, one of the department's most visible officers, turned in his retirement papers Thursday, a day before a hearing with Chief Ronal Serpas was scheduled on possible discipline for a neglect of duty charge connected with the death of 31-year-old Henry Glover.
Glover was shot by an officer outside a strip mall before a different officer burned his body in a car in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Defillo was found to be in neglect of duty following an investigation into his knowledge of the killing.
Defillo's attorney, Robert Jenkins, says Defillo will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Friday at Jenkins' office in New Orleans to discuss the move.
Defillo has worked for the department for 32 years.